A Long Island man shot dead his fiancée Sunday morning in front of his children and had a shootout with police before eventually surrendering.
Jose Rodriguez III, 32, shot dead fiancée Kimberly Sellitto, 36, before firing several shots at responding police while his three children watched in horror, authorities said.
Mr Rodriguez eventually turned himself in and was charged with second-degree murder.
Officers responding just after 11.30 Sunday morning discovered a woman’s body in front of the Ridge, NY apartment complex where the couple lived.
Locked and loaded, Mr Rodriguez pumped several shotgun rounds at responding officers. No police were injured, but a police vehicle sustained minor damage while cops were firing back at the violent man.
Police were able to negotiate the release of Mr Rodriguez’s two children – Ms Sellitto was not their mother – before eventually convincing him to surrender at about 1:45, the Suffolk County Police Department said in an official statement.